Course overview

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level City of Bristol College

The T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction has been designed to ensure students have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or progress into higher level technical study in the construction sector.

The course will introduce learners to key industry topics such as surveying, design, civil engineering, planning and emerging technologies in construction.

Dates and applications

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Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1311D01-1
Dates
05/09/2023 - 27/06/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
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Start Time
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Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMF1311D01-1 05/09/2023 - 27/06/2024 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire Enquire SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone aged 16-18 wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

What you'll learn

All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

  • health and safety
  • the science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • construction methods
  • building regulations and standards
  • data management and information standards in construction
  • relationship management and customer service
  • how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • digital engineering techniques
  • mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
  • construction design principles and processes
  • the construction industry and its role in the economy
  • sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
  • business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

They will also learn about topics specific to design, surveying and planning, including:

  • project management
  • budgeting and resource allocation
  • procurement
  • risk management

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • surveying and design for construction and the built environment
  • civil engineering
  • building services design
  • hazardous materials analysis and surveying

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4 or above.

You must also have either 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above (Including English and maths), or a relevant Level 2 qualification in Design or Construction

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered 80% in a classroom setting and 20% via a work placement consisting of a minimum 45 days in industry, which must be completed to achieve the T Level.

The T Level is assessed through assignments, exams and practical projects that demonstrate the applied knowledge, skills and behaviours specified in the framework.

Future career and study opportunities

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in software production and design. Students can progress into roles such as:

You may also progress into higher education or technical training via a degree or an apprenticeship in a relevant vocation.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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